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    "Tax by Mile" Idea to be Tested in Texas

    Proposal could replace the gasoline tax



    By Jim Forsyth
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008
    Residents of five central Texas counties have been invited to participate in a study to determine whether it is feasible to tax motorists by the mile, 1200 WOAI news reports.

    Texans now pay 38.4 cents a gallon in gasoline taxes, which are used to fund highway construction and repair. But as we drive fewer miles and buy more fuel-efficient cars, gas tax revenue is dwindling, and after electric cars become a reality on the road in 2010, that revenue may begin to dry up altogether. So transportation officials are trying to come up with an alternative to the gasoline tax, and a tax per mile driven appears to be the most popular option.






    Oh yeah, I want a government monitored GPS System installed on my vehicles. We can always trust the government to do right.
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    Lets see - manufacture device with sliding shield to block GPS signal. Yep - I could make money at that. ;)
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Next will be a governmental contraption to determine if you have been going over the speed limit and issue tickets accordingly. If that ever happens, I would have to give up driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Next will be a governmental contraption to determine if you have been going over the speed limit and issue tickets accordingly. If that ever happens, I would have to give up driving.
    GPS already has that: Speed Over Land designation.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    GPS already has that: Speed Over Land designation.
    The government has not mandated mfg. have to install them yet. Some Rental companies have had them installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Some Rental companies have had them installed.
    Yep - and you get your speeding ticket mailed to you.;)
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Yep - and you get your speeding ticket mailed to you.;)
    The big fine $$$$$ comes when you go out of state when the rental contract stipulates otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    The big fine $$$$$ comes when you go out of state when the rental contract stipulates otherwise.
    And 'never rent again' if you go into Baja. :eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    And 'never rent again' if you go into Baja. :eek:
    I have read some of the horror stories in my car magazines out west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    Proposal could replace the gasoline tax
    Show of hands for everyone who thinks they will actually remove the gas tax if this goes through?

    Anyone?

    Bueller?
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